Today's News

  • Election 2008: School board candidates square off

    Please note that Shannon Medley, candidate for district 3, has been added to this election survey response.

    As election day draws near, it is important for voters to know something about the candidates they are to choose from for the positions opening on the Spencer County School Board.

    The following answers may help to introduce candidates to their communities.

    Please take note that Shannon Medley, running for School Board District 3 was unable to be contacted to participate, as she is out of town on business.

  • What's Happening

    OKHHS Class of 1966 reunion

    Old Kentucky Home High School Class of 1966 will have its annual reunion at the Stone Hearth Restaurant in Elizabethtown, Saturday, at 6:30pm. The Stone Hearth is located at 1001 N. Mulberry (Hwy. 62) a short distance west of I-65 entrances and on the opposite side of the road from Ring Road in the Dolphin Springs area.

    All interested persons are invited to attend. For more information contact Becky at 502-507-7159 or mailto:nba@bardstown.com.

    4-H pork chop


  • Weed control options after dry summer

     Dry weather conditions this summer following another dry season last year have resulted in grazed pastures with areas that have thin vegetative cover and bare soil. Much of these areas already has evidence of weedy vegetation such as common ragweed and other summer annuals. As these plants die back naturally, cool-season weeds such as common chickweed, henbit and purple deadnettle will fill in the voids.

  • Restoration of Lincoln’s boyhood home

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site is pleased to announce that during the week of October 20, 2008, restoration work will begin on the replica cabin located at the Knob Creek Unit.   The Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek is located 11 miles northeast of the Birthplace Unit on U.S.

  • PHOTO: Another Stallion win

    The Spencer County Stallions Mighty Mites won their game in the Best of the Rest tournament at Shawnee High School on Saturday. They defeated the KYS Steelers 31-7. Trevor Hutt scored 2 touchdowns (as shown in picture). Other touchdowns were scored by Trey Early, JJ Dickerson, Peyton Huckleberry and an extra point by Wyatt DeRudder. Congratulations to all the team-defense was great as well as offense. They will compete in the championship game on Saturday, at Southern High School.


  • Jobless rates up in 115 counties; Spencer County, 9.7 percent

    Unemployment rates rose in 115 Kentucky counties between September 2007 and September 2008 and fell in five counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • Girls Cross Country takes second in Mid-Ky Championship

    Spencer County Cross Country had a busy week as they attended both the Mid-Ky Conference Championship and the DeSales Invitational in the space of three days.

    The Mid-Ky Conference Championship was held in Nelson County Oct. 23 and Spencer County upset the local teams and spectators by coming away with first, second, and third place team finishes.

    The girls’ varsity team took top honors with a score of 35 points, while the boys varsity won second place with 54 points, and the SCMS boys team took third place with 76 points.

  • High school cafeteria still not operational

    The cafeteria at the Spencer County High School is still not up and running as reported during the architectural update given before the Spencer County Board at Monday’s meeting.

    When asked when the school could expect to utilize the new cafeteria, the representative responded that he would have to check and make some calls to find out a more definite time scale. Adding he was hoping that all construction would be complete by the time the students, staff and faculty return from Christmas break.

  • Bears run down Henry Co.

    An effective run-it-down-their-throat offense, combined with a defense that made the big plays, allowed the Spencer County Bears to collect what their coach calls the biggest win in the school’s history with a 38-25 victory on the road over Henry County Friday night.

    “This is no doubt the biggest win in our program’s history,” said Head Coach Matt Powenski, whose Bears, at 2-5 on the season, came in as the decided underdogs against the ranked Wildcats.

  • Election 2008 countdown: Are you ready?

    Predictions are that lines will be long at polling places nationwide this coming election day – and local voters should expect nothing different, said Spencer County Clerk Judy Puckett.

    Of Spencer County’s 11,213 registered voters, about half are expected to cast their ballot next Tuesday. That figures out to about 5,600 people voting at one of 6 locations.

    “We just ask for everyone’s patience,” said Puckett. “We want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to vote.”